Monday, April 24, 2006

Port O'Connor Fishing Report April 2006

Fishing over the last week has been excellent with solid catches of Trout coming off of shell in San Antonio Bay. Airboat Redfishing has also been excellent in the back country of Matagorda Island. I welcomed Tim B. and buddy Mark in on Tuesday 4/18 for a two day trip. Coming off some tough weather during the past week we loaded up with PCS and managed to limit on Trout with an awesome bite. 4/19 we hooked up the airboat and headed to the back reaches of Matagorda Island for Redfish. The guys limited on Redfish including one 30” oversize fish and, three Black Drum. The guys also did some catching and releasing along the way. 4/20 I welcomed Ron Prellop and fishing buddy Archie in for some Trout fishing with PCS. Our first drift produced quick action but, as the wind ramped up the bite took a nasty turn. The guys ended up a few Trout short of limits but all in all it was a solid box of fish between 16 and 22”. 4/22 I met Andy Burson looking for big Trout on lures wade fishing lures. Andy stuck his largest fish of 22” on topwaters wading shin deep on area shorelines casting to pods of bait in shoreline guts. 4/23 I met Jim T., family, and guests for Airboat Redfishing. With overcast skies and the tide coming up slightly, I struggled to see fish. Despite some inaccuracy in my approaches due to visibility issues, the party of four limited with 12 middle slot and larger Redfish and three Black Drum.

There’s been a lot of excellent fishing this Spring and we are definitely saltier than we’ve been in years. That’s going to put fish in a lot of places and that’s a good thing!


Capt. Kris Kelley
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